My apologies for cross-posting. I am writing an article for Computers in
Libraries on electronic resource usage data. I want to find out how widely
used COUNTER and SUSHI are in libraries and how well the COUNTER standard
suits the needs of libraries. This year, I worked with COUNTER and SUSHI
quite extensively as I built a program that attempted to gather usage data
automatically and generate a cost-per-use analysis. The existing standards
made this project virtually impossible. There is also a general sentiment in
listservs that collecting usage data is still quite a chore despite the
ongoing development of COUNTER and SUSHI.
Below is a link to a short, six-question survey. The data from this survey
will be used in my article to inform my conclusions regarding the usefulness
of the COUNTER and SUSHI standards and how they could be improved in the
future to become more useful to libraries. The article will be published in
the November issue of Computers in Libraries.
If you are the administrator of electronic resources for your institution,
I’d appreciate if you’d take a moment to complete the survey. It should take
five minutes or less. Thank you for your time.
Electronic/Media Services Librarian
Southwest Baptist University